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New-to-me ideas from Targeting Quality 2022!

I just got back from Targeting Quality 2022, a lovely conference put on by KWSQA in Cambridge, Ontario. This was a great opportunity for me, because the early bird ticket was affordable, and I can drive there! Yes, it takes eight hours, and across the border. I’m from the West, so that’s no distance at […]

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Lisa by beach

Ready to work with you!

Welcome to my revamped website! I’ve enjoyed a lovely summer, I’m rested and ready to help teams identify and achieve their quality goals. Let me bring my experience helping teams delight customers with frequent, low-risk delivery of high-quality software products to your organization. I can guide your teams to figure out their biggest obstacles and […]

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Google jam board for quick risk strategizing for Dreaming Donkeys Motels cancellation feature

Quick risk strategizing

People often ask me about good ways to devise a test strategy for a new epic or feature. Like many practitioners, I find a risk-based approach works well. I’m a big fan of Beren Van Daele’s risk storming with TestSphere cards. I had the good fortune during 2020 to participate in risk storming sessions facilitated […]

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FrontMatter podcast

Lots of new blogs, podcasts, videos to share!

Hi friends! I haven’t posted here for a long while, because I’ve spent my time co-writing blog posts with Janet Gregory on our Agile Testing Fellowship blog. We also write our monthly newsletter with exclusive content, please subscribe if you haven’t already! Most excitingly, Janet and I record monthly 15 minute video chats on our […]

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Shifting left and right in the continuous DevOps loop

Shifting left & right in our continuous world

Pick up any article or watch any talk on a testing-related topic these days, and you’re bound to see the terms “shift left” and “shift right”. They’re almost a cliché. What do they really mean? Modern software development isn’t supposed to be linear anymore, right? There’s not one point where it starts and another point […]

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Checklist Manifesto

Those checklists

I had the luxury of working on a terrific team at a financial services startup from the early 00s to the early 10s. Though we jelled as a self-organizing agile team with expert domain knowledge, we occasionally made some really dumb mistakes when deploying to production. The operations VP, Anne, wagged her finger at us […]

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